Bookshelves are not just for your favorite books anymore. From adding unique trinkets, potted plants and picture frames to grouping similar reading materials, they're as much about storage as they are about design.
Whether you are starting with a new bookcase or re-working an old one, the best part to decorating this multi-functional piece of furniture is that no additional spending is required. You can work with what you have - use items currently on your bookcase or you can pull objects from another place in your apartment to help fill the shelves. Curate your bookshelf with this helpful how-to.